NTSB Identification: LAX89LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37886.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 03, 1988 in HESPERIA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7FC, registration: N9874Y
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES RPRTD THAT THE WINDS AT THE ARPT WERE OUT OF THE WEST AT ABOUT 20 KTS WITH PEAK GUSTS OF ABOUT 37 KTS. THEY STATED THE WIND SOCK WAS INDICATING A DIRECT X-WIND WITH RWY 3/21 & THAT THE PLT INITIATED HIS TAKEOFF ON RWY 21. WITNESSES RPRTD THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THE ACFT SETTLED BACK TO THE RWY SVRL TIMES BEFORE REMAINING AIRBORNE. RPRTDLY, THE ACFT DID NOT ATTAIN A POSITIVE RATE OF CLIMB. ACCORDING TO ONE WITNESS, THE ACFT'S LEFT WING DROPPED, THEN THE ACFT BEGAN TO SPIN TO THE GROUND. THE PLT ESTD THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 51 LBS OVER ITS APPROVED GROSS WT. DENSITY ALT WAS CALCULATED TO BE ABOUT 5700 FT. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT WAS RPRTD.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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